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Sunday, January 01, 2006


We launched the voting session for the nominees, however some members of the Omani blog community expressed that not enough blogs were included in the voting list. Therefore, hereby is an extended time period to nominate any other blogs for the contest. Also pls feel free to suggest any other alterations you find suitable for this contest. Pls bear in mind that some blog owners might not like to be included in this contest. For example, I myself did not nominate my blog coz I am not very active lately in blogging. All suggustions, n recommendations are very much welcomed. We do appreciate your positive contribution to make this contest a success. Thank you


At 3:19 PM, January 01, 2006, Blogger muscati said...

Thank you. I think it was a maganimous gesture from the organizers to be willing to allow this step even though voting had begun. To the original list of nominated blogs I would like to add the following Omani blogs:

1. Nabhan's Art4Nabs:

2. Ali Mehdi's Sleepless in Muscat:

3. Collective Simplicity:

At 6:27 PM, January 01, 2006, Blogger Wardat_il'7leej said...

Who's suggestion was this? and why late in the stage?

We already had the nomination session and why didnt these blogs come up then, do they qualify?


At 8:42 PM, January 01, 2006, Blogger muscati said...

warda, there was a problem with the voting because people were voting for no. 1 and not for no. 2 and 3, so the voting had to be restarted no matter what. Might as well allow additional nominations while we're at it so that it becomes a more comprehensive list. It's the judges job to decide whether they qualify or not. The ones I added all qualify.

At 9:24 PM, January 01, 2006, Blogger Kay said...

could the judges list the blogs that have already been nominated, just so everyone is clear on who has been nominated and who hasnt.


At 9:59 PM, January 02, 2006, Blogger Blue Chi said...

People, this is your last chanceto nominate ANY blog that you think is worth nomination. Here is the list of currently the qualifying blogs that are going to be placed in the poll.

Blah... (http://shakoosh.blogspot.com)
Cognitive Genocide (http://www.illogicist.blogspot.com)
Dark Notions (http://darknotions.blogspot.com/)
Football Oman (http://www.footballoman.blogspot.com)
I Revere (http://irevere.blogspot.com)
Kazablanka Says (http://www.kazablanka.blogspot.com)
Law & Music (http//www.blue-chi.com)
Libellula (http://tabulas.com/~libellula)
Lil Pink Submarine (http://www.wardatkhaleej.blogspot.com)
A Little Bit of Everything (http://pretencepageofthoughts.blogspot.com/)
The Muscati's (http://muscati.blogspot.com)
My Rules, My Way (http://umyafith.blogspot.com)
My Truth (http://4evermuslima.blogspot.com/)
nezitiC (http://nezitic.blogspot.com/)
Paradise in Me (http://www.omaniidiot.blogspot.com/)
Pyradoxic Dymunds (http://www.paradoxicpages.blogspot.com/)
Round Peg (http://akaroundpeg.blogspot.com/)
A Snap Shot of my 'so called' Life (http://mawali.blogspot.com/)
Sowhat (http://sowhat1234.blogspot.com/)
Toxic Honey (http://toxic-honey.blogspot.com/)
Tranquility (http://www.naja7.blogspot.com/)
UmQusai's Thoughts (http://umqusai.blogspot.com/)
Violet83 (http://violet83.blogspot.com/)
A Woman In Black (http://onewomaninblack.blogspot.com)

Muscati, your nominations will be added to the list because as you have mention: they all qualify, however, I would like to make it clear that you could have made those nominations in the first stage just the same way other people nominated other blogs. Guys, if you think that there is any blog that you think should be added to the list, please just post it's link here, we have already asked you to do this in the first stage, but here is another chance for you to do it again.

At 9:09 PM, January 04, 2006, Blogger muscati said...

How does the polling work? I mean since there wasn't a registeration process for voting how does the system stop you from voting more than once. Is it by IP? In that case how does that account for multiple users who share an IP. Like for example in my house there's four of us sharing one ADSL connection.

At 9:41 PM, January 04, 2006, Blogger Blue Chi said...

Dear Muscati, the polls were controlled by IP and cookies. I am not really sure of the technicality behind it, but it could've probably limited the voting for your house to a single vote only.

At 10:15 PM, January 05, 2006, Blogger nomadica said...

Who is eligible to vote?

At 2:00 PM, January 06, 2006, Blogger Blue Chi said...


At 5:25 PM, January 06, 2006, Blogger Sowhat said...

could you tell us more about the categories please ?

At 8:45 PM, January 06, 2006, Blogger muscati said...

There are no categories. Just see the list above and if there are any other Omani blogs or Oman-based blogs which you like and you think they should be in the competition submit them by replying here. If you want to know the eligibility rules read the earlier posts on this blog.

At 2:55 PM, January 09, 2006, Blogger calkoon said...

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At 2:58 PM, January 09, 2006, Blogger calkoon said...

The following Blogs have also been nominated by the Committee members.

Some of these blogs may not be included in the vote, if the bloggers object to their inclusion.

Tomboys cozy little space (http://tomboy68.blogspot.com/)
Human Metamorphosis (http://masquerader1977.blogspot.com/)
Journal of a twisted mind (http://krazyred.blogspot.com/)
Hilmi's World (http://hilmisworld.blogspot.com/)
Food for thoughts or thoughts for food (http://myrandomsillythoughts.blogspot.com/)
My road through Islam (http://myroadthroughislam.blogspot.com/)
Sleepless in Muscat http://sleeplessinmuscat.blogspot.com/
Dawn of a new Era (http://art4nabs.blogspot.com/)
Collective Simplicity(http://collectivesimplicity.blogspot.com/
A window within my self (http://iamnasra.blogspot.com/)
The Story of Me (http://noorasdiary.blogspot.com/)
Islamic Dream (http://nasseralhassani.blogspot.com/)
Kamakazi wrote here (http://kamakazy.blogspot.com)
Decaying into Love (http://www.nasra-al-adawi.blogspot.com/)
LIP (http://livinginpoetry.blogspot.com/)
ÒÇíÏ ÇáÓÚíÏí (http://zayedalsaidi.blogspot.com/)
Namika's Corner (http://namikasthoughts.blogspot.com/)
M-Pac: Oman & Beyond (http://ibgz.blogspot.com/)
Nomadica's Blog (http://nomadica.blogspot.com/)
Your Angel…Your Demon…Your Friend (http://dala3.blogspot.com/)
Chulupu Quick Reviews (http://chulupu.blogspot.com/)
Chronicals of Life (http://arabpearl.blogspot.com/)

At 8:37 AM, January 10, 2006, Blogger Kamakazy said...

dunno if these would be nominated as well...

Mindazi's Super Fine http://mindazi.blogspot.com/

Ali's No Comment Zone.. http://bu7sain.blogspot.com/

You THINK you know, but you have NO idea.

The 3rdCulture
http://3rdculture.blogspot.com/ (needs updates)

The intersection of all things...

At 5:32 PM, January 11, 2006, Blogger Blue Chi said...

Dear Kamakazy, all the blogs you mentioned (other than 3rd culture) do not qualify because they were not started early enough. (Read the rules in earlier posts for more info).

I think that we should include 3rd culture though it has not been updated recently.

At 4:35 PM, January 12, 2006, Blogger calkoon said...

The committee will also consider http://chefraw.blogspot.com/ since it was started back in 2003. It falls short with only 16 posts.

At 12:02 AM, January 14, 2006, Blogger Cute Indian Girl said...

Very Intersting Blog Site.
Just adding to my bookmarks and I will check it back often.

Indian Girl

At 2:54 PM, January 16, 2006, Blogger Arabian Princess said...

when is the nominations going to start?

At 11:07 PM, January 16, 2006, Blogger Kay said...

the last poll, all the names and blogs were kind of over each other, if u could have some space between each blog it would be easier on the eyes and faster to vote now that the number of blogs nominated has increased.


At 4:14 PM, January 17, 2006, Blogger calkoon said...

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At 4:44 PM, January 17, 2006, Blogger calkoon said...

Thank you for your suggestion Kay...

We've decided to start the vote on Saturday 21st, after this period of mourning out of respect for the death of the Ruler of Kuwait.


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